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'Mein Kampf' signed by Hitler up for auction in LA

Signed Copes Of Hitler's 'Mein Kampf' Heading To Auction

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Adolf Hitler's "Mein Kampf" is one of the most racist and heinous screeds in modern history, but officials say two rare early editions signed by him could go for more than $20,000 at an online auction on Thursday.

Nate Sanders, owner of Nate D. Sanders Auctions in Los Angeles, says he knows he'll catch a lot of flack for putting the rare 1925 and 1926 books up for bid.

He said he understands that. "But it is a piece of history. It is a very rare item."

Hitler was arrested and jailed for the attempt to seize power. He dictated "Mein Kampf," two volumes of autobiography and anti-Semitic manifesto, to Rudolf Hess while behind bars to raise money for his criminal defense.

Both volumes' fly-leaves feature Hitler's signature.

Sanders said volumes of "Mein Kampf" from the 1930s are common, but a copy signed by the author is rare.

Sanders is also auctioning off a leather trench coat he said was worn by Albert Speer, a Nazi government minister who took responsibility for the Holocaust at the Nuremberg trials and was sentenced to 20 years in prison for his role in the Nazi regime.

Selling Nazi memorabilia is prohibited in many European countries that saw the horrors of World War II.

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palmspringslife February 27 2014 at 2:04 PM

Amazing to read the array of (ignorant) comments here.
Most all of the comments written by those who have NO IDEA the living hell that monster put people through.

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Sean Lee February 27 2014 at 5:29 PM

Like it or not this is a piece of history. We don't always have to like what happened in the past. We can not just destroy pieces of it, ignore it, forget about it, and act like nothing happened. This is a memoir of a crazy but intelligent man. What can we learn from them? How can we learn from the mistakes? How can we prevent people like this coming to power ever again? Personally I would love to be able to own a piece of history like this.

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zannedon7 February 27 2014 at 2:43 PM

DISGUSTING.....Greed forgets the atrocity of the monster.

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ANTON February 27 2014 at 3:21 PM

I disagree about burning or destroying the books, we cannot erase history, it is much better to let future generations read them so they can see for themselves, less we repeat history. Our class read Mein Kampf in college years ago, most people will never read the book because they think it is a racist rant, but it is more about the political times of the era. Ironically Hitler in this very book wrote that the Jewish people should have their own country, decades before the creation of Israel in 1948. Hitler blamed many of the days problems on the Jewish bankers, merchants, etc. and felt that if they had their own country they would leave Germany, Europe and other countries. From 1933 when he seized power until crystal nacht in 1938 Hitler allowed them to leave the country. Hitler and Stalin were responsible for hundreds of millions of death in Europe, mostly Jewish people, in reality it was Himmler who was responsible for the so called "final solution." But these books should not be destroyed, they are a piece of history and should be preserved.

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Sonja ANTON February 27 2014 at 5:47 PM

Anton, you are a wise Man.
It makes me proud , to read somebody with Brain, you know what you talking about,I love your Intelect.
im; german , moved to the USA. 1969, military.
45 years later, I never get all that none sence people are talking about.
no order here, like the wild west.
least I must edmid, my german people had nothing to do with the killing, eccept the Military had to followed order, or the would have been killed too.
sp people, unless you have more information about mein kampf, shut the hell up and stick a sock in to your ignorant uneducated mouth, you heard me right Idios.
sincerly spoken from a german.
sonja wolff.

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worldwarrior2 February 27 2014 at 1:03 PM

Anyone that destroys history, I don't care who it involves, is a uneducated moron, ranking right down there with knuckledragging apes.

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Walt worldwarrior2 February 27 2014 at 1:07 PM

THIS IS SOMETHING THAT SHOULD BE DESTORYED, A PERIOD OF HISTORY THAT COST MILLIONS OF LIVES, AND IS A REFERENCE POINT OF MAN'S WORST....

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lbreamer Walt February 27 2014 at 1:21 PM

Instead of destroying it, why not use it as a teaching tool - so that future generations might learn what can happen from a thought, or from ideas. You can't re-write history by destroying the less than desirable parts of it. It happened. All we can do is learn from it & never forget the lessons & make sure it isn't allowed to happen again.

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palmspringslife worldwarrior2 February 27 2014 at 2:01 PM

BURN THE BOOKS. WE ALREADY ARE ALL TOO AWARE OF THE PAINFILLED HISTORY THIS MONSTER CREATED. YOUR COMMENT IS UNEDUCATED AND MORONIC.

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jmfabianorpl February 27 2014 at 2:52 PM

Fegelarse took it to the Reich Flea Market and forged Hitler's signature on them, and he will raise the money to play more antics.

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agmassey February 27 2014 at 12:55 PM

No, you don't burn them you keep them so we will always be reminded of the evil of this person and his regeme. Millions of people paid with their lives because of this nut. The sad thing is that he could find so many others who were just as evil to put his beliefs into action. The german people of that time bear a great deal of blame. Germany of today does not.

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worldwarrior2 agmassey February 27 2014 at 1:12 PM

How many Americans have blindly, obediently followed NWO Corporate Fascists H. Kissinger, Nixon, LBJ, Reagan/HW Bu$h/Dick Cheney, the Clintons, and now Obama who are also responsible for the slaughter and displacement of millions from one end of the globe to the other? The same problem existed with Stalin and Mao too, but, on a lesser degree because it was limited to their regions of power. One Auschwitz survivor said, 'Hitler didn't beat and starve us, it was the candlestick maker, the mason, the butcher, the postman and the milkman.' Look in the mirror for real evilness. Easily manipulated by those in power.

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USS Titanic February 27 2014 at 6:57 PM

I have seen worse items draw in their fair share of bids. No shortage of serial killer mementos out there to serve peoples' curiousities.

they will get what they want for them.

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rbcounts February 27 2014 at 9:03 AM

It IS history even if Germans want to forget it. It's not about what it sayd, but that he not only SAID it but put it in a tiny book for everyone to carry. No German that lived in Germany in WWII can say they "didn't know". Same in China with Mao Tse-Tung. I found a copy of Mao's in a street sale in Beijing I still have it just for that reason. It's in Chinese and most won't be able to read. Hitler's is in German. But the world needs to see what these nuts wrote....not just what Hollywood says they wrote or read a poor translation. Burning books was Hitler's favorite thing and Mao's.

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franksroom rbcounts February 27 2014 at 1:01 PM

How about Americans living in the 1890 when Wounded Knee took place?

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GoCandybar franksroom February 27 2014 at 1:14 PM

Glenn Beck new book has the story in it. Miracle's and Massacers... great book.

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gibby1208 franksroom February 27 2014 at 2:03 PM

How about the Americans living in 1973, when the second atrocity at Wounded Knee took place?

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endlessdrip February 27 2014 at 2:05 PM

Who ever ends up buying the books should donate them to an organization that is recognized for keeping historic data. Regardless of it's content, it is a book that spews hatred and therefore should be allowed to exist so that others may see how a crazed coward attempted to kill off an entire religion.

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